LivingSocial was once among the toast of the startup world, shooting revenue past $500 million and stirring up talk of an IPO with a $15 billion market cap. Now, however, Amazon is downgrading its investment in almost a third of the daily deals site to zero. And the company, currently without a CEO, is cutting failed business lines as it tries to right-size itself after a big divestiture.
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TheStreet (June 5, 2014) Amazon announced it will launch a new product on June 18th in Seattle. The online retail giant teased the market with a Twitter photo of a shiny black device with the Amazon logo. A launch video ... watch video
TheStreet (July 3, 2014) Amazon said it was prepared to take the Federal Trade Commission to court in defense of allegations it had failed to prevent unauthorized transactions by children on its tablets. Amazon said it would ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 14, 2014) Blog Zatz Not Funny leaked images of an Amazon-branded controller, essentially confirming the rumors that Amazon will release a set-top box soon.
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Newsy (Apr. 15, 2014) BGR has leaked images of what could be Amazon's smartphone. The outlet's been right about Amazon leaks before. Sources expect an announcement in June.
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